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A ten minutes video of Stuart Lees putting the Centipede sawhorse through it's paces, including standing on it. Episode 102 Centipede

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Looks like it would be very handy when hanging wallpaper or assembling not too heavy pieces of furniture in a cramped shop........... but for general workshop use it looks just about as practical as an umbrella aboard a Grimsby trawler....... or however that English saying went......

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These have been about for years. We used to use them as cutting tables for vinyl when out on site. Very handy.


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There was a company a while back making a much better bench. It was called benchmark, I tried to get a dealer here to ship a few over but the company went bust recently so that won't be happening.

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chippy1970 wrote:
There was a company a while back making a much better bench. It was called benchmark, I tried to get a dealer here to ship a few over but the company went bust recently so that won't be happening.

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Looks like Benchmark may have hit some trouble: http://toolguyd.com/do-not-buy-a-benchmark-work-table/

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KevM wrote:
Looks like Benchmark may have hit some trouble: http://toolguyd.com/do-not-buy-a-benchmark-work-table/


What a shame - that would look to be a far better system :(

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These have been around in some form for ages
http://www.gopak.co.uk/products/ultralight/


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Kind of makes you wonder who holds the patent, and what makes the Centipede different?

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Only place I can see it being of use is a small workshop where a temporary bench or assembly/finishing table is required occasionally. Wouldn't be any use to me at all for site work. How many times do you have an 8 x 4 space available to set up your bench? It's compact and saves space on the van....where do you store the 8 x 4 bench top?

Trestles take a minute to set up and can form as long or short a work surface as you need.

Gimmick, won't catch on.

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